Planning, Preparation & Personalized Guidance

The goal of Ivy College Prep is to assist students in all aspects of the college application process: building solid transcripts, preparing for standardized tests, participating passionately in extracurricular activities, and building bonds with teachers and high school counselors, who will eventually recommend them. With this tailored help hundreds of students have attained acceptances into a range of colleges from Harvard to Arizona State University's Barrett, the Honor's College.

Ralph Becker

Director and College Counselor

  • Student Acceptances to USC (Marshal, Cinematography), Cornell (COAS, CAAP), University of Pennsylvania (COAS, Nursing), Harvard College, Annapolis, West Point, Wellesley, Smith, Yale College, Duke, University of Michigan (Nursing, Ross, LSA), Carnegie Mellon, Reed, Whitman,..., all the UCs... (see admissions record for complete lists)
  • Working with freshmen, transfer, and graduate students
  • Counseled over 375 students over the last 14 years
  • Advisor to United Arab Emirate’s Scholarship Coordination Office
  • Author: SAT Vocab 800 Book
  • College Counseling Certificate, UCLA Extension Program
  • Former Yale Alumni Interviewer
  • Member of HECA, WACAC
  • College Counseling Columnist with the
  • BA, Yale University
  • MBA, UCLA, Anderson School of Business